Sunday, November 25, 2012

Chocolate (Carob ) cake batter green smoothie

Chocolate cake batter green smoothie
I just finished reading the book, From Fatigued to Fantastic by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. It has been a real eye opener for me as someone who has battled chronic pain for years. The book covers everything you need to know before seeing your health-care provider about chronic fatigue syndrome  (CFS) or fibromyalgia (FMS).

No, fibromyalgia is not just in your head and is much more than sensitive trigger points in your body. It affects more than six million Americans and causes more disability than rheumatoid arthritis. It can often be triggered by a long-term infection as with candida. FMS patients often have to be treated for candida along with multiple other disorders.

Nutrition is important for FMS sufferers. The anti-candida diet seems to have been written with us in mind. Unfortunately, I fell off the strict ACD diet wagon because I had been less troubled by most of my symptoms for so long. I opted for more and more carbohydrates that weren't low glycemic or at least not enough for me.

As such, my chronic pain increased; my sinusitis returned; and my stomach troubles began again. It's a little late but I seem to remember saying I needed to stay on a low-glycemic diet for life.

The Best Green Smoothie Ever
These days I'm using only stevia for my sweetener. Even coconut sugar and coconut nectar are too glycemic fo rme. I did make the Chocolate (or Carob) Cake Batter Green Smoothie, pictured above, but it has no sweetener other than stevia. It does contain chocolate which can be eaten occasionally for its antioxidant value. Note: Use carob for this recipe if you are ACD-phase 1. I have  eliminated chocolate from my diet and replaced it with carob until I am finished with the first month of ACD-phase 1.

Chocolate (Carob) Cake Batter Green Smoothie

2 T. raw cacao
1/2-1 cup coconut milk (unsweetened) or other non-dairy beverage
1/2 cup sweet potato puree
1/2 small avocado
1 handful spinach
stevia to taste
1 scoop SunWarrior vanilla protein powder
1 T. chia or flax
Optional: 2 T. quinoa flakes or oatmeal (Note: Avoid if doing ACD-phase 1)

Blend everything in food processor until thick and creamy. Add a dollop of coconut cream to make this extra special.

The Best Green Smoothie Ever

1/2 cucumber or zucchini
1 handful spinach
2 stalks celery
1/2 granny smith apple
1/2 cup coconut water
juice of one lemon
stevia to taste
6+ ice cubes
1 scoop SunWarrior vanilla protein powder
1 T. chia or flax

Blend everything in food processor until thick and creamy.

"Maybe Mom will share some of her smoothies. They're yummy!"

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